Need to catch up? Here are some food, agriculture and farm stories you might have missed this week.
1. How Vermont plans to defend its new GMO bill. There's already talk about what kind of hurdles Vermont's new GMO labeling mandate will face, once it's signed by Gov. Peter Shumlin. Washington Post
2. Kansas wheat has poor showing during tour. Kansas producers are expected to harvest one of the state's smallest wheat crops in years due to a cold winter and droughty conditions. Farm Futures
3. Walmart gets behind sustainability effort. Several Walmart suppliers this week joined up to commit to sustainability advancement in agricultural production and food procurement. Farm Progress
4. Chesapeake cleanup will shape future environmental policy. Chesapeake Bay cleanup plan will have future ramifications for farmers, opponents say. AP
6. MIR162 trait approval coming soon in China? Not before the summer, Syngenta reps tell Reuters.
7. USDA set to standardize livestock scales. USDA this week submitted a plan for comment in the Federal Register that would standardize scale installation and calibration. The Hill
And your bonus:
Subway's geographic expansion means new meats. Some 185 of the estimated 1,700 Subway stores in Great Britain and Ireland have eliminated ham and bacon from their menus in response to requests from Muslim consumers. USA Today
This is sweeeet. Want to see the Kansas Wheat Alliance's theatre-quality trailer for a new wheat variety from Kansas State? Of course you do! (For more background, check out K-State's informational video on Oakley CL.)